Corrupt worlds

There is another issue with the 2.2 update that is fairly serious. It’s to do with the world conversion process that rebuilds the world chunks in the new, 256 blocks high format.

If the conversion process fails for any reason, most commonly because there is not enough space on your device for the converted world data, the world might be left in a partially-converted state. This will likely cause some of the chunks go missing.

The space required for the conversion process is roughly double the amount of the world size in 2.1 format. So if your 2.1 world is 500MB, you will need 1000MB of space (plus some safety margin) to open it successfully in 2.2.

I have stopped working on the light problem and I am currently tackling this more pressing issue. In the meantime please be double careful when loading large 2.1 worlds. Make sure there’s enough of space on your device and keep backups (always a good idea with precious worlds).

The first sign of the problem is when the game hangs/crashes during the conversion process, or displays “Error loading world” message.

Again, the fault here is all mine. I didn’t make the conversion routine robust enough. Sorry!

57 Comments

  1. Posted December 19, 2019 at 16:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds like our world today

  2. Julian Tiemann
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 16:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello

    • Julian Tiemann
      Posted December 19, 2019 at 16:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Please fix using metal armor to power a furnace

      • Nathaniel Symonds
        Posted December 20, 2019 at 11:31 | Permalink | Reply

        U can do that??

  3. Jordan Critchley
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 16:49 | Permalink | Reply

    You’ve got this, man. Thanks for your hard work.

  4. Posted December 19, 2019 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh! So that’s why “The Walking Dead World” passed from 1.4 Gb to 2.8 Gb in 2.2!

  5. Chris Drake
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the heads up! And yep we shouldn’t forget to do a backup BEFORE opening a world in 2.2

  6. Wyatt Moe
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 17:27 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it probably be fixed?

  7. Posted December 19, 2019 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Bug – screenshots don’t seem to be saving. Log errors about not finding the path. Kindle and Lenovo tablets.

  8. David Nuñez
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 17:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Friends, you can look at my world, it is 100% survival. I have it since before 2.0. Tell me what you think. The lag feels a lot and I don’t know why.
    https://transfer.sh/ggfXt/DakerFBI.scworld

    • Tee Ron
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

      I downloaded ur world and i aint lagging

  9. Posted December 19, 2019 at 18:25 | Permalink | Reply

    As far as I know, I haven’t had any problems with corrupt worlds … more than with the lighting problem

    • deltakatzu
      Posted December 19, 2019 at 18:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Just bad luck

  10. deltakatzu
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 18:45 | Permalink | Reply

    just take your time kaalus

  11. Viktor Bezt
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 19:23 | Permalink | Reply

    This is exactly the problem of Weilgard)

  12. Daniel Galindo vallado
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 19:31 | Permalink | Reply

    a good complement would be that you put the game in several languages
    Exciting for Spanish would be perfect
    you would call the attention of new users

  13. Noswad
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, you should create a Survivalcraft beta in the play store. You can invite testers to the beta using a private link or asking on the app page in the play store. That way advanced users could test the game, iron out bugs, and ensure casual players don’t run across any issues. It’s a bit silly to purchase a game that has not been thoroughly tested. You could even have a day one beta and the paid version beta!

  14. Hamza Sultan
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 21:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I haven’t downloaded the game yet till u make sure its clean from bugs.
    Ur a hard working, keep going mate.
    But can i say something that the game is boring to be honest it’s dead because there is no goal in it nothing to explore like temples , villages and weird worlds. No one visit the sea because why we go there if there is nothing in it.
    Make the game with a goal. Or something that make us go to find it badly.
    Take some ideas from Minecraft
    I really wish if survivalcraft can be the best game at google play and app store.

  15. Posted December 19, 2019 at 21:17 | Permalink | Reply

    How fortunate I chose the 256 gig option on my phone lol

    • deltakatzu
      Posted December 19, 2019 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

      My phone only has 2gb

      • Posted December 20, 2019 at 04:43 | Permalink | Reply

        I imagine you mean you have 2 GB of RAM, right? There’s no way a manufacturer would sell a ph one with 2 gigs storage in 2019 or even 10 years ago, unless you’re talking about how much storage you got left.

        • deltakatzu
          Posted December 20, 2019 at 20:21 | Permalink

          2Gb storage, the phone is from 2015

    • craytivewarrior
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 01:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Mine has 128 GB

  16. Johan Steyn
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

    When you upgraded your cache systems the first time, nice large caves were created. Then with another update, they no longer were there. If you get to it, bring back larger caves please.

    Also create caves on the flat plains.

    Big mountains now have a bit too many cave openings, a bit like Swiss cheese.

    Please give mimosa trees a different texture for diversity.

    Give us different types of wood planks. Look at my texture pack (in Real colour TV). I’ve made my wood texture so that when it is painted, it looks like a different kind of wood. You use this technique as well for different biomes.

    Thanks for diligence.

    • Nater Boggy
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree, the mimosa logs have the same texture as the spruce logs. It shouldn’t be to hard to change the texture now that all the programming is done. I also agree with different types of planks. I don’t know how hard it is to program but I would prefer it to a new animal or similar. Adding different planks will make Survival Craft feel like a a quality game. Right now I don’t really build with planks idk why but if there were different textures that might change.
      Another idea might be to add stain. Kaalus could figure out how to get it but maybe you could get stain by obtaining tree sap and cooking it in a furnace with water. If tree sap were added I’d imagine you’d get it by chopping down a tree and getting a 5% chance of sap coming out. Hey! maybe then you could cook sap into syrup and mix it with bread to get toast.
      Anyway these are just my wood related Ideas.

  17. bob bob
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool thing I found
    Depending on the moon status, it is brighter/darker.
    Check it out with a full moon vs a new one.

    • bob bob
      Posted December 19, 2019 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Also, at a certain height, blocks (iron blocks) get dark in the moon when you go thru a full cycle. They could be dawn/noon/dusk/midnight light in the opposite.

  18. bob bob
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Add universal tools to metal.
    They are shovel/ax/pick but they have less durability than their individual ones.
    Also, make some way for us to explore the deep sea.

  19. bob bob
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Instead of online multiplayer, first there should be LAN. I hate when I have to share my small phone and how small the UI is. There should be a option in world building for multiplayer on LAN and soon enough online.

  20. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 22:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Ya this is a very pressing matter! I am so so glad you are keeping up to date with us. Just one day a week every week would be awesome after this is all done

  21. Dull Bananas
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 23:24 | Permalink | Reply

    I want to be able to wear a diamond watch in SC

  22. Dull Bananas
    Posted December 19, 2019 at 23:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add backpacks and sleeping bags

    • Julian Tiemann
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

      What is with the dumb suggestions?

      • ilovesurvivalcraft
        Posted December 20, 2019 at 04:20 | Permalink | Reply

        Woah Buddy calm down we all like the game here and while sleeping bags do not sound nice backpacks really do.

        • Alex Lesser
          Posted December 20, 2019 at 12:00 | Permalink

          why not sleeping bags? In challenging mode in frosty and cold areas it is important to stay warm. positive effect is you stay warm and dry. negative effect is you have to be without armor while wearing the bag. also you can’t move. So you can be attacked easily. So never wear the sleeping bag in unprotected areas.

        • ilovesurvivalcraft
          Posted January 8, 2020 at 02:26 | Permalink

          That makes sense

        • ilovesurvivalcraft
          Posted January 8, 2020 at 02:26 | Permalink

          Thank you

  23. Eddie Barrios
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 03:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello could you PLEASE ADD A SEARCH TAB it would make it so MUCH EASIER to search for what you want to craft

  24. ilovesurvivalcraft
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 04:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I do not mean to ask to much but may you add the option for the second or third player to exit a world without them exiting for everybody closing the world completely.

    • Winter Wolves
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

      There already is an option to remove players or add some. If you do not mean this then I do not know what you mean.

      • ilovesurvivalcraft
        Posted January 8, 2020 at 02:28 | Permalink | Reply

        I mean without have to delete them

  25. Patrick Lyons
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 05:26 | Permalink | Reply

    The inability to through leaf blocks whe in the air has made chopping trees a pain. I see there are higher priorities at the moment, but I would be grateful if I could jump and place blocks under me to climb quicker. Thanks.

    • Alex Lesser
      Posted December 20, 2019 at 12:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Like the ability to climb on trees and beeing able to hack leaf blocks while climbing?

      • Patrick Lyons
        Posted December 20, 2019 at 21:07 | Permalink | Reply

        No. Just jump and place block underneath me. Repeating this quickly can help you climb very fast.

  26. Posted December 20, 2019 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Make armor have blast resistance please!

    • Posted December 20, 2019 at 06:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Also add some sort of fishing mechanic like nets or fishing pole.

    • Posted December 20, 2019 at 07:02 | Permalink | Reply

      And firee reesistance

      • Posted December 20, 2019 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes that too! Fires also cause lots of deaths. I hate catching on fire, wish i can drink water or milk or something like that to put the fire out.

  27. Posted December 20, 2019 at 06:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Here is a list of all the known bugs in 2.2:
    Note: if a glitch/bug is marked unverified, I haven’t witnessed it first hand, and have only heard it from someone else.

    TEXTURES
    • Limestone’s texture isn’t white anymore but it makes white pigment and marble. Also recipedia still says it’s a white-ish block.
    • Mimosa wood is identical to spruce wood.

    LIGHTING
    • Lighting glitches where everything is dark until you place a torch. (Caused by weather?).
    • Lighting glitches where everything is dark until you update a block (Same as above?).
    • Lighting glitch where everything is dark even when you place a torch (In a covered 1×1x__ area).
    • Unknown glitch with light passing through corners (Unverified).
    • Problems with particles when breaking light sources (Unverified).

    FILES/SCREENSHOTS
    • Files moved on Android (Unverified).
    • Screenshots not saving. (Unverified)
    • Corrupt files when transferred from 2.1 (Unverified, but Kaalus is already fixing).
    • SD card cleared when updating the game.

    OLD BUGS
    • Infinite fire glitch (Unverified in 2.2. Verified in 2.1)
    • Respawn position off (i.e. Respawning outside of your house, Unverified in 2.2. Verified in 2.1)
    • Old teleportation glitch with trapdoors (or slabs) in corners.
    • If a firework hits the ground it creates weird green particles.

    TREES
    • Cut off trees and dirt trees at chunk boundaries.
    • Leaves do not decay if placed by the player.

    RECIPES
    • Stone axe can use all 3 recipes, so everyone will just use the shovel recipe and not the other two, because they require more materials.
    • One of the bullet recipes does not require levels to craft (Possibly because it is a reverse recipe)

    FURNACES
    • Cell trapdoors can still be used as furnace fuel. Attempts to cook when you add or remove a trapdoor from the feul slot. Isn’t able to actually cook anything but still get used up like normal fuel.
    • If you remove the items from the furnace but leave the fuel it will still cook anyway creating infinite smeltable items.
    • Armor can be used as furnace fuel.

    STACKING
    • If you edit a stack of electronics it will change into just 1 piece of electricity instead of however many you may have had before.
    • Buckets don’t stack anymore.

    AUDIO
    • Problem with noise disappearing when digging wood logs in creative.
    • Random messed up sounds (Unverified).

    WEBPAGE
    • Files/Technical section not updated for 2.2.
    • FPS ribbon not in updates history.
    • Outdated app store badges (Unverified).

    MISC
    • You can pick up ice at high altitudes (Probably not a bug).
    • Rotten food turns into a compost block, instead of something you can place on soil to make compost (Unverified).
    • Unknown glitch with snow at a distance, with high resolution (Unverified).
    • Problem with water transparency where rendering chunks meet (Unverified).
    • Problems with paint and paint stripper bucket (Unverified).
    • Random freezing and lagging.
    • Glitches with thermometer not displaying temperature right in inventory/hot bar. (+16 temperature, high altitude)
    • Random glitches with water, when using buckets, and placing blocks (Unverified)
    • Girrafe weight is off (Unverified).
    • Bear sizes and weights are off (Unverified).
    • Problems with things being off screen on rounded screens (Unverified, mainly iphones).
    • Keyboard controls sections in the help menu isn’t updated for the extra hotbar slots (Still says 1-6).
    ° Have the keyboard controls even been updated?
    • Caves are no longer so huge, and appear too often (Unverified).

  28. Alex Lesser
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 12:03 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus please enjoy the holidays with your family! I have just one request! Don’t disapear again for this long peroid of time!

  29. Johan Steyn
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 12:51 | Permalink | Reply

    OK, I have tried to play the new version at last. I began with a medium starting point and I began in a cold world. I see myself as not a bad player at this game, yet I died twice and decided I do not want to try again. Maybe I will later try again, but it has become a bit cumbersome to play this game as I did. The fact that I cannot use the copper tools or even make a bucket did not help. I suppose with some practice I could learn new skills. it is more of a question if I really want to.

    We”l see whether I do try again. I might, but I’m just a bit worried about newcomers to the game. Yes, they do have harmless, but many will probably skip that.

    I do like the multi tool though.

  30. Posted December 20, 2019 at 15:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Question for anyone…is adventure mode still available?

    Survival mode is quite tough even at medium if you play cruel mode like me. But I like it. I raise the world temp a little

  31. República De Gavilanes
    Posted December 20, 2019 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    It is good to see how various errors of the game are gradually being corrected, please make another update for ruthless conquest! … Sorry for my English.

  32. bob bob
    Posted December 21, 2019 at 18:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there such thing as shrapnel damage from explosives? Like the flying blocks. Can you get hurt by them?

  33. bob bob
    Posted December 21, 2019 at 18:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Add a way to talk.
    TALKING LIKE THIS!!!! will scare animals away.
    Or you could make it voice chat too, and it might attract them too!
    Also make animals be de-aggro’d or run away using methods. These methods should be secret, but based off real-life ways to scare them off.
    Like playing dead with a grizzly by sneaking and waiting, and playing dead with a black one will make you dead. You can avoid black bear by getting on top of something. Polar bears are very scary because they will eat you.

    • bob bob
      Posted December 21, 2019 at 18:43 | Permalink | Reply

      You don’t have to do thos now, enjoy your holiday.

  34. iasendir
    Posted April 4, 2020 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I would recommend all fans of Survival Craft 2 make an backup to Dropbox and Transfer.sh.
    Please make sure you backup your world data regularly. If your world has corrupted, you can check your latest data backup from Dropbox. Please make sure you remember your Dropbox password. If you upload your map to Transfer.sh, Please write the url on your note book. That’s all, thanks

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